Mayacama Golf Club

Regulatory Permitting for a Private Development in Sonoma County Designed to Minimize Environmental Impacts.

Goals

  • Secure environmental permits for construction of a world-class golf course in Sonoma County
  • Design mitigation streams, wetlands, and riparian habitats
  • Monitor establishment of mitigation areas and ensure compliance with regulatory permit requirements

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Project Description

The Mayacama Golf Club site comprises 512 acres in the Mayacamas Range east of the town of Windsor, in Sonoma County, California.  The project involved the development of roads, single family homes, a golf course, and a clubhouse.  WRA assisted developers in securing Clean Water Act permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Regional Water Quality Control Board.  During the planning phase, WRA worked with the client to integrate existing and created streams and wetlands into the golf course design and to minimize environmental impacts.

 

On-site stream creation

WRA prepared construction drawings and schematic grading plans for the creation of wetlands and riparian habitats in support of the mitigation plans developed for the site.  After the mitigation areas were constructed, WRA conducted annual monitoring of these habitats to ensure their successful establishment and compliance with regulatory permit requirements.

On-site stream creation

On-site stream creation

WRA also interfaced with the permitting agencies on behalf of the Mayacama Golf Club by determining the value of performance bonds, formulating a bond release schedule, preparing as-built construction documentation for the project, and hosting on-site inspections by the regulatory agencies.

Deliverables

  • Section 404 Individual Permit Application
  • Section 401 Water Quality Certification Application
  • Construction Drawings and Specifications for Wetland and Riparian Grading and Planting
  • Wetland Mitigation Monitoring Reports
  • Riparian Mitigation and Tree Replacement Plan Monitoring Reports

 


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